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this is zero. hello i'm citizen this is the new south from london coming up facebook says it's uncovered sophisticated efforts to influence the upcoming u.s. mid-term elections in iran skeptical of the president chums offer of talks with officials saying they don't trust the u.s. . and opposition supporters confident that man has won zimbabwe's presidency despite delays in the release of election results . and on far as small have all the day's sport news as england recall
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a controversial spinner to play in their one thousand test match. social media giant facebook says it's discovered a coordinated campaign to influence america's midterm elections using its internet platforms it's removed thirty two pages it believes are fanfic or links to fake organizations aimed at creating divisions before november's vote almost three hundred thousand people follow the suspended pages alan fischer reports from washington d.c. . the phone to facebook mark zuckerberg went to capitol hill in april to admit his company hadn't done enough to stop foreign groups trying to influence the twenty sixteen u.s. presidential election we didn't take a broad enough view of our responsibility and that was a big mistake and it was my mistake and i'm sorry now as part of its continuing
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investigation into election interference it discovered it's happening again and so it has suspended thirty two pages of the platform and instagram which it also they are going to be a hair trigger alert for you know for the foreseeable future so any instances that crop up like this they're likely to take to take action and then be public about that action the company uses artificial intelligence and human investigators to flag up automated accounts. you know only deal with the vice of social issues aimed at finding conflict and upset. one page called resistors created an event a counter protest to unite the right rally a white nationalist gathering in washington d.c. in august it was found to be a fake group and the page was disabled and the event deleted it says it can't definitively tie this is spending accounts to russia but suggests it was possibly
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involved american intelligence agencies have been warning for months russia's efforts to undermine american democracy are active and are a thread to november's elections just last week secretary of state might prompt told senators the u.s. wouldn't let that happen again i personally make clear to the russians that will be severe consequences for interference in our democratic processes facebook has been heavily criticized for not doing enough to stop outside interference in the twenty six thousand election it's determined that won't happen again and it says it continues to work with the f.b.i. to identify threats and remove them from its platforms and fisher al-jazeera washington. well for more on this peter jukes joins me in the studio he's the c.e.o. of byline media which campaigns for high end media founded and crowdsourcing journalism thanks from fish coming in to al-jazeera first of all coming can we just get some context on this and the sort of size of it thirty two pages to the person saying i'm probably doesn't sound very much but how much of an influence could this have
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had on the u.s. and in terms well we've got a member of this they've already had three hundred thousand followers two hundred ninety thousand followers this account and people misunderstand how these influence operations it's called hybrid warfare russia works you don't have to influence the population this is you have to influence opinion formers and politicians classic instances jury one of the ira internet search agency accounts would be exposed by last year had four hundred thousand followers tennessee g.o.p. tend to be of a public group in tennessee were treated by donald trump jr tweeted quoted in the press so you remember the twitter and social media sometimes you try to influence the audience sometimes you're trying to influence politicians and the experts that these can be highly effective strategy is the setting the temperature of things and oversee and in this case you know as the ira did they set up fake activist meetings
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a complex where shari'a law party they've created with media gun lights party it's very divisive for a cheap and very effective in the era of open social media i don't is going is it the russians is it the russians but even when we say is it the russians we're not just talking about could it be the kremlin it we're talking about russian troll farms which are all sorts of influences and some people just want lots of clicks click it because they can might money out of it yet so what the internet research agency is it was set up by putin chef this guy brazilian who also created this mercenary company called wagner so they're never nestle direct though we do know thanks to murder investigations that the hacking of the. n.c. was the g.r.u. the military a search agency but they are funded so you have to look at whose interests they are and you know that this is there was money to be made there was money to be made just by having hits but the clear thing is that facebook is making the money they were placing eleven thousand dollars worth of ads on facebook lot more spent by the
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way so base book has a duty of diligence to us that they're not creating fake news organizations representing americans are probably not americans and so the people make the money of facebook they made a lot of money out of these campaigns and you know they should be held accountable even if we can't track down who is the all of these fake accounts of course now they're saying well we've exposed along with the f.b.i. that this has been happening i'm guessing trying to push back on the fact that this is not going to be great publicity for the ground and people are going to start losing trust well that's what happened they lost one hundred fifty million on that billion on the stock prize the interesting thing was doing the math for the components you remember that i think they suspended facebook forty million accounts or maybe four million accounts because they realized in the french were insistent no more fake news same in germany there are like most six of all facebook at blois employed by in germany to stop hate speech big perpetrated that so this is somehow
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cataloguing behind on that america is like about well partly because their first amendment rights also because they're very open society and you know they have been in a way that openness is open goal is that wound is there susceptibility the thing is you have to free speech means you have to attach the speech to someone you know there's no free speech if it's somebody in moscow but tending to be i've been with seen these bots work one person can press a button and issue in one day twenty four five thousand tweets because they control somebody quick that feels like you got a crowd on the side and it's one person that isn't free speech well the thing again this story is not going away thank you very much. iranian politicians have reacted with skepticism after u.s. president donald trump offered to meet with the iranian president without preconditions iran's foreign minister mohammed javid zarif said on twitter the u.s. only had itself to blame for leaving the negotiating table after its withdrawal
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from the nuclear deal john withdrew from the landmark nuclear accord him a saying it was too generous it also vowed to ramp up sanctions the first of which comes into effect next week. for the u.s. secretary of state has already walked back some of chumps comments might compare says he's on board with meeting iran's president but he listed several requirements before it could go ahead president wants to meet with folks to solve problems of the iranians demonstrate a commitment to make fundamental changes in how they treat their own people reduce their malign behavior can agree that it's ha'p'orth while to enter a nuclear agreement that actually prevents proliferation and the president said he's prepared to sit down and have a conversation with them and they must have a has more from to her on iran's reaction to trump's offer. there's been a chorus of reaction from iranian leaders to donald trump's invitation for talks
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with iran and all of them are in agreement donald trump is the man who pulled the united states out of the twenty fifty nuclear deal and has proven that he cannot be trusted so any future talks are simply a nonstarter now any time the trumpet ministration has thrown a curve ball like this to iran especially with regards to the nuclear deal president hassan rouhani iran's president has pretty much done the same thing over and over again he's turned to european partners other signatories to the deal and he said to them that it is now your turn to step in and make sure the deal survives we're doing our part and now you must do yours you must resist american economic threats you must exert resist american sanctions you must resist the you know unilateral sanctions against iran and help us to continue to try to realize any sort of economic merits that can still be gained from the nuclear deal and that's what he did today at a meeting with rob macare the british ambassador to teheran from the united kingdom he said that there was
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a few points that had to be reiterated that iran has no intention of disrupting any sort of shipping lanes and the oil shipping lanes in the persian gulf as he said he also said that iran has no intention of refraining from the sale and export of its own oil and so that was a very clear message being sent to the european union that it's time for you guys to step in and help us out now rob macare is a former oil executive himself and for his part he said that he is glad to be into iran at such an important time and that he would do whatever he could in his power as ambassador to help iran at this time with very clear signal to iran that the fight is not over that we support the nuclear agreement as long as you stand by it and a clear message to the united states and the trumpet ministration that you do not have a global support for unilateral sanctions against iran and that europe will continue to deal with iran as it sees fit. and they ran and then tire are now also cautious about china. offer. was i don't believe trump saying he wants to negotiate
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with iran without any preconditions i don't have any problem with negotiating with world powers but it's quite suspicious maybe if he came to this decision we should do it possible that listen. if they are true to their word that they want to negotiate with us without any preconditions then at least they should stay in the nuclear deal or let us benefit from european trip but the reality is this man is a liar and we cannot trust his word i'm a mom or dad we all believe that trump is the enemy of iran and its people but maybe now trump wants to give the uranium people a chance and god willing this will help us get past our disastrous situation after his racist recent summit with king john president trump declared north korea was no longer a nuclear threat but u.s. satellites have reportedly detected to a new doc to vittie one of the country's main ballistic missile production some nights u.s. intelligence officials told the washington post the country appeared to be building
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a new intercontinental ballistic missile they summoned dong facility it's the same site where the first missile capable of reaching the u.s. was produced the trump organization is not commenting on the reports while talks between the militaries of north and south korea have ended with no agreement the two sides met in the truth village of panmunjom inside the demilitarized zone to discuss disarming the border we're drawing troops from the area despite a lack of agreement top delegates from both sides says the discussions were leaning for. coming up in this news hour from london. fifteen dead in afghanistan after gunmen stormed a government building in jalalabad taking dozens of hostages. hundreds of hikers are rescued from an indonesian mountain hit by an earthquake but thousands have left been left homeless and in sport for strikes and your out
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a new red card system comes into effect for misbehaving english football managers. zimbabwean civil society groups are trying to legally force the electoral commission to publish election results from all polling stations results have been trickling in after monday's historic vote both current president. and opposition leader nelson chamisa say it very confident of victory how remote tasa has more from harare. the wait to find out who has won zimbabwe's presidential election could be a long one parliamentary. but the presidential will only be announced when all assaults from the more than ten thousand polling stations have been tallied for now also bobbies can do is look at the individual results posted outside
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a specific polling station the final official result will only be announced in the coming days even with. a knife. because he is not really think machine. choice will be to do not some good. numbers of these exactly. the opposition supporters say they all wanted to vote fixing and insist they are ready to defend a vote. was i want to say they are not going to accept a president that way was. the way. to his supporters who say they have already talita votes the main opposition leader nelson chamisa has won first. i want to turn yourself yes
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and a lot of players that was. the message of the film but why what's the average. person with. but when will the official results can only be announced by the electoral commission we have marked it with. the actions. of. civic organizations individuals and other interested groups who are pretty clear and direct they will amounts results with respect to all the progresses of the. ladies and gentlemen sure. more and more to provoke we ruffled a lot. for him to go. with both the readings on the paper and the main opposition to see a license confident of victory the stakes are high there can be only one winner and so it will be a window be a looser. but zimbabwe as
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a country will be that will roll if everybody please their property well whoever wins must be magnanimous in victory and whoever loses must be gracious in defeat in africa elections often the stakes are very high and nobody has a backup plan for losing the diplomats and observer groups say the race we saw a turnout of seventy five percent is too close to call. al-jazeera. the un special envoy on syria says iran russia and turkey prioritize drafting a new syrian constitution as part of peace talks staffan de mistura made the comments of the latest round of negotiations are out in the russian city of sochi from where i meet the polls. the talks focused on three main issues the first one to formation of a constitutional committee under the auspices of the u.n. both sides have actually put forward a list of twenty five names each but there is no committee yet what everyone has
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agreed upon is that the guarantor countries meaning russia turkey any iran will meet in geneva with the early september to talk again about how to form this committee now the big issue overshadowing these talks is the possibility of an offensive in the province that's where a lot of the armed rebels have retreated to and it's also home to three million civilians and now the syrian ambassador do you do u.n. who is heading the delegation here didn't directly tackle the issue but he certainly did underline that his government wants to extend its authority to the entire country was a cutie and when it comes to the sovereignty of the syrian government there is no compromise according to the mutual agreement reached in a stone of a timeframe for deescalation areas was just six months of creation of such an area
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in italy but was to test the level of trust we have in turkey however the opposition seemed much more alarmed that actually such an offensive could happen very soon and warned against it. i would like to point out that the agreements reached as part of the a stone of a not being observed by the syrian government recently there has been a threat of an assault on the flip from the syrian army i warn you if this does happen this will put a real obstacle towards a peaceful settlement. movement but not to support the syrian national army in this russia said that the situation in libya was critical they didn't rule out the possibility of another. round of hostilities between the two sides but it seemed to downplay the idea that that was going to happen in the short term but should. we nevertheless hope that the moderate opposition and turkish partners have the
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obligation to stabilize this region will manage to resolve the issue but unfortunately i have to say that again the threat that comes from this region is still very high and the third topic is when russia is scheme to put forward the resettlement of refugees russia wants the international community to share the burden western powers are not. on board yet some say it's too soon others say that cannot happen without any serious move on the political front now if there is one could create achievement is that all parties have agreed to meet again before the end of the year. eleven talks. and attack on a government building in afghanistan has killed at least fifteen people and injured fourteen others two gunmen set off explosions and stormed the department office for refugees in the city of jalalabad which has seen many deadly attacks security
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forces for four six hours to end the siege this after a bus hit a roadside bomb killing eleven passengers shelob ellis reports from kabul. jalalabad one of afghanistan's biggest cities and a new. storm is made to the department of refugee affairs for a conference on how to help displaced afghans they were targeted. explosions hit the compounds exterior following two government to get possible. but never heard of called off the market i was sitting in my medical store when a gunman entered the refugee department right after that they started shooting and one of them blew himself up at the gate i saw two injured people come out of the building. for several hours sporadic gunfire was heard across the neighborhood smoke billowing from the building as afghan special forces hunted the remaining gunman the building is next door to the city's main hospital ten people were
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treated with critical injuries. it's also just one hundred meters from a midwife training center that was attacked in the same way on saturday three staff members were killed and sixty seven trapped inside for hours. in the last three months there have been thirty attacks against civilians in this province that have killed one hundred sixty people and wounded nearly five hundred attacks in afghanistan extend to every border one at daybreak in western farah province killed a live in passengers of a bus and wounded dozens drove over a roadside bomb on the main highway towards kabul. i was taking one of my relatives daughters to bamiyan province to treatment when suddenly our bus was hit by a roadside bomb or a highway i don't know what happened to the girl or where she is now the government is blaming the taliban for the bus bombing but in anger hard province the taliban has denied any involvement leaving isis as the primary suspects the area is
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a stronghold for both groups they're becoming more active with more complex attacks and increasingly it's civilians who are being killed or injured charlotte ballasts al-jazeera kabul i thought says it carried out a bomb attack in the southern philippines which has killed at least eleven people soldiers and for civilians are among the dead after a valley exploded at a military checkpoint in lima town fifty and province the area is just south of mindanao island where they've been decades of conflict between government forces and armed fighters alan dogan has more from the philippine capital of manila. it happened early tuesday morning when a van coming from the hinterlands of basilan drove and stopped at a checkpoint near an army detachment in a sea land upon inspection according to the philippine army that's when the single passenger there to needed the bomb it left several members of the forces of the
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military dead and their dependents according to the military the impact was felt as far as fifty meters this is actually one of the rare times when an attack has happened in basilan over the last few years there has been relative peace there since the former leader of the abu sayyaf group is the lone happy lone was forcibly pushed out of the sea land and he moved to morrow week to launch a war there against the philippine military however the philippine military now says this attack has been launched and led by another leader of the abu sayyaf group his name is fuji in them i it remains to be seen how this will change the security landscape in brazil and in other surrounding islands but according to the military they said the pursuit of. other members of the abu sayyaf will be relentless hundreds of hikers trapped on a mountain in indonesia have been rescued following sunday's earthquake the tremors
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caused landslides on mount when journey which blocked all escape routes but mark richard six point four quake killed at least sixteen people and last left thousands homeless from long island state rason reports. the rescue operation wraps up for the last remaining high construct on mountain johnny more than one thousand tourists from twenty six different countries have managed to come down since the powerful earthquake struck on sunday when indonesian men died the remaining hikers are now safe. the guides and porters were amazing they really helped us to find a safe spot huge blocks were falling it was really scary and there was a lot of dust. at the foot of the mountain evidence that there was little so around here during the earthquake a group of hikers was staying in this home stay on malaysian woman died the house owners look for their gas passports only to find a broken mobile phone and some clothes. the woman who died had just taken
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a shower and was still in a phone on the bid probably sending a message to a family because she wanted to go home that morning then this very strong earthquake happened this mountain is more than just a tourist destination many people call this place home more than five thousand of them are now homeless the government has promised funds to rebuild more than a thousand homes never before have they felt an earthquake this powerful at the foot of mount and johnny and aftershocks are still happening that's why even though the homes are not that much most people here have decided to spend the night in tents the earthquake happened during the peak of the tourist season but for the time being one of indonesia's main attractions to country second largest active folk will be close to hikers. steps last an al-jazeera at the foot of mountain johnny in lombok. the un has called on saudi arabia to release all peaceful activists including women who campaigned to lift the female driving down there the
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lifting of that ban in june was hailed as a major step forward for women's rights in a deeply conservative kingdom but some of the women who campaigned for the change were arrested un human rights office said genuine reform appears to be taking place but dissent was still not accepted since the fifteenth of may at least fifteen government critics were detained we understand that eight of them were later temporarily released until the completion of their procedural review. in some cases their whereabouts are unknown and there is a serious lack of transparency in the processing of their cases israeli politicians will meet next week to discuss a new law that would officially define israel as a jewish state it comes amid ongoing domestic and international criticism against the law which is being called racist parliament is being recalled from its summer recess next week after fifty two of its one hundred twenty members call for
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a special session president moving rivlin has said he will sign the law in arabic in protest against the downgrading of its status as an official language under simmons has more from the occupied east jerusalem. from the outset this nation state law has caused outrage its critics describing it as racist apartheid it gives the jews the right of self-determination takes away the official status from the arabic language arab lawmakers tore up their bill papers when the law was passed now the knesset is being recalled. the session on august the eighth won't change the law but look at the reality fifty five knesset members voted against it and want to protect this high percentage increase if this happens through parliament sessions through conferences through protests this is part of the battle to change the government of netanyahu and remove this law. the knesset is able to
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take any votes when it's recalled from recess benjamin netanyahu doesn't appear to be ready to make any major concessions so it's difficult to see where it can go from here but he is also faced with resistance now from the minority druze community they have many soldiers serving with the israeli army and one officer has resigned on facebook it does appear that protests are gaining a head of steam. and a court in israel has jailed on israeli palestinian poet for five months over a poem and comment she made during a wave of palestinian street attacks daryn posted a video of palestinian youths throwing stones and firebombs at israeli soldiers with audiotape of herself leading out her poem on facebook and youtube in october twenty fifth prosecutors said the video encourages violence he says the video was a call for nonviolent resistance. at work i think one thing i was expecting to go
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to prison and unfortunately i was seen via it's not a surprise because this is an israeli court and in the israeli court when the defendant is palestinian there is no justice especially in a political case and my case was politico from the start until now still to come on this news out of australia sends hundreds of firefighters to help california deal with blazes spreading throughout the state we explain overshoot day alarming signal of humanity's thirst for the world's resources and basketball superstar le bron james claims the u.s. president for using sports to save running the country. there's been a two way split in europe for quite a while now with the woman went size in the east giving disappointing weather for
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many and the heat for a further west which is to improve really been interrupted by this cold front for that's all about to change although there is some showers potential in switzerland but to germany so near the alps from that cold front the temps behind it recovering quite obviously thirty amp hours twenty five in london thirty nine in madrid now we've got slightly lower figures but of course we've got rain or hail in thunderstorms around much of eastern europe remain here but gary in greece recent recipients and they will be again the first trip otherwise the temperature is still the same sort of level but you watch what's happening down in madrid thirty nine is to forecast here and that's for wednesday for thursday up to forty of us madrid go times the southwest you could be up to forty five or more we expect wouldn't be surprised to see records broken in southern portugal or southwestern spain over this coming week now the mediterranean the story referred reflected because the
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weather is as you might expect middle to high twenty's to low thirty's many places thirty eight hundred car or on a very warm twenty nine in robot. young rich and famous in china one of the nice goes behind the great chinese firewall to meet the cyber celebs of a booming multibillion dollar business. on al-jazeera. al-jazeera . wherever you. corrupt officials have been ousted. and activists of the chinese village will take center stage and on the president of local elections. in the first of a remarkable series filmed over five years al-jazeera documents of
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a village committed. rebels to politician. one of china's democracy experiment on a disease. welcome back reminder of the top stories here on out is there a facebook says it's found evidence of coordinated attempts to influence the u.s. mid-term elections in november iranian political insider the u.s. can't be trusted after donald trump offered to meet iran's president without preconditions and at least fifteen people have died in afghanistan after gunmen
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such off explosions and stormed the government building enjoy a lot about. firefighters in the u.s. state of california say they've saved a community from the wildfires that's how devastating the north of the state's a major fire has been diverted from populated areas around the city of clear lake into the inhabited national forest at least six people have died and seven more all still missing in the fires that broke out more than a week ago they destroyed more than eight hundred homes and displaced thousands of families eberle elizondo has the latest from reading in northern california. this is quickly becoming an international effort to try to gain containment on these fires in the western united. states firefighters from australia and new zealand are expected to arrive here in california on friday about two hundred firefighters from those countries they are needed there are seventeen fires burning just in the state
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of california is particularly bad here because this is a state that's been going through a drought for the last four years so you combine very dry conditions with hot conditions temperatures going to forty forty two degrees celsius and combine that with strong winds and this is the injuries all these fires and outside of california there's dozens of more fires in the western united states as well the really scary part about all of this is the official fire season in summer here in this part of the country has not even begun yet so firefighters are buckling down for what will likely be a historically bad fire season throughout the entire western u.s. eight states in the u.s. are attempting to block the online distribution of three d. gun blueprints which will become available to download on wednesday a judge in seattle is hearing arguments against a settlement between the trump ministration and the texas company called defense
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distribute it which allows the company to legally publish its designs u.s. president donald trump appeared to oppose the guns in the tweet on cheers day saying he's spoken to the national rifle association and he's looking into them being sold to the public suddenly there's going to be published on the internet that the planes for making a gun that they the detection system in airports and seaports and all of these governmental buildings as well as some sports stadiums it just defies common sense and yet this is what the term ministration is done. senators in the u.s. are grilling officials on the treatment of migrant children who have been detained and separated from their parents has been outcry since the trump administration ordered young children including infants to be held in detention facilities after
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crossing the mexico border in may but some older children were being put in similar places long before the new policy into force the senate judiciary committee is also looking into allegations of sexual and physical abuse going back to at least twenty fourteen this crisis this is ministration has elected to engage in the systematic separation of emigre immigrant children from their parents and without any plan to reunite them even now though we're now months into this crisis we still don't know the official number of children who have been separated from their parents to be clear this isn't a new issue some of the abuse dates back to at least twenty two well and seven several of the most horrific incidents that occurred in twenty fifteen twenty sixteen. now i don't say that to imply that this is all the obama
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administration's fault because it isn't but clearly there is a larger systemic issue that needs to be addressed. how did you know castro has more on this now from washington d.c. . u.s. government officials took a beating from a bipartisan panel of senators after having missed the court deadline to reunite all of the twenty seven hundred children who had been taken from their parents at the us mexico border some seven hundred remain in government custody despite the court order the majority of them belong to parents who have already been deported it's hard to imagine isn't it that states of america says really start separating kids forcibly from their parents. we're not going to set up a system of tracking those kids so we can find them or matching them back up with their parents we're just going to separate them twenty seven hundred children were separated in his center only and others have pointed to there are some very basic
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ways we could have kept track of the children and the parents in the siege of not only computers but plastic bracelets they didn't do it currently there exists no legal mechanism for reuniting the parents who have been deported with their children who were abandoned forcibly in the u.s. currently the government is working with advocacy groups in latin america to somehow make those reunifications eventually happen senators on the senate judicial committee are also investigating what they call very disturbing claims of abuse coming from children held at various detention centers in the u.s. most recently a federal judge ordered that children held in a supposed to lety in texas be immediately removed except for emergency cases after it was argued in court that they were forcibly given psychotropic drugs that made them and depressed without their parents' consent. poll manifolds lawyer has laid
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the blame for tax evasion and bank fraud on mother ford's business partner the film a campaign chief for u.s. president donald trump is on trial in virginia over allegations he embezzled funds paid for services to the ukrainian government the challenges were brought by special counsel robert muller who's investigating alleged collusion between russia and the chung campaign in the trying to sixteen u.s. presidential election in his opening remarks money for his lawyer said business partner richard case and his hand in the cookie jar. meanwhile u.s. president donald trump will be holding a make america great again rally in tampa florida and just over an hour and joins us from the and the any idea of all the things that are swirling around at the moment what he might be addressing in the speech. well this is where the president likes to be with his base out on the road when he's making america
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great again rallies and i can tell you the level of enthusiasm here is that of all we can process day programs around ten o'clock last night and people are lining up come on inside right now i see a sea of red hounds with make america great again going all over them the state it is slowly filling up and i think we'll expect to hear from the president on the issues of how well the economy is doing on his supremes nominations and perhaps fields which on things like immigration he'll probably throw a bob or two of the press pain here as he goes along but there is something of a bigger picture going on here we have the midterms coming up in florida we also have the primaries coming up and all roads to the white house leads through the state of florida this is the most important swing state in the country the president knows that he's backing a couple of key figures here from the sanders he's running for the us to florida governor position a few weeks ago he was so far down in the polls people didn't know his name until
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president trump. sort of tweeting about it and also rick scott the current governor is running for the senate if he gets both those men in those positions of power that will really help the president but more involved than not i think the president is here to get his base in among republican voters there's about a ninety percent approval rate to get them and remind them that they must vote in the midterm elections this is a very tight run state he could lose the house if he doesn't win the midterm elections in florida i think that's his underlying message and the word is from the white house the president wants to do far more of these make america great again rallies to get that message out to make sure voters go out and in this state older white voters tend to turn out in greater numbers than anyone else so that's the central message here but ultimately jumps fans have come to see and hear what is really being called a live twitter feed they like when he goes off script they like when he says things that are shocking to the rest of the world and they are diehard fans of the many
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fans and they and they got together with the very latest from tampa florida on the upcoming president jiang speech. south africa's president says the ruling african national congress will push ahead with plans for the expropriation of land from white families without compensation cyril ramaphosa says the a.n.c. will try to amend the constitution to deal with the support of the left wing economic freedom fighters the issue of land ownership is one of the most contentious in south africa with some pointing to zimbabwe's economic collapse of the language. from opposes move is likely to appeal to his base as of elections next year. there was embarrassment for venezuela's ruling socialist party when the lights went out during its national congress meeting the other guests were raising their hands to reelect president nicolas maduro as party leader one may were plunged into darkness and they were later blamed it on sabotage pointing out that
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the power company didn't affect the rest of the hotel after just have become increasingly common in the country's economic crisis. meanwhile former governor and venezuelan opposition candidate. says the flatlining economy could soon force president roger wrote to the negotiating table says he's optimistic antigovernment groups and civilians are close uniting into a single political opposition. the way it will have better be made or lost by a challenge she's got the nurses the teachers everyone rose in the same direction that these white it is important to have a union between the different political actors and political forces whoever believes that this is the time to go along we left along and we loose energy. the u.k.'s main opposition labor party is being accused of harboring institutional anti semitism but some jewish party members say the accusations are being used as
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a distraction from other issues during the whole reports from london. for a few summer week says parliament is vacated britain's briggs it wos quieten if not entirely recede to reason may has escaped threats to her leadership with a stroll on the banks of lake garda in italy no such escape though for her opposite number jeremy corbyn the labor party leader branded in person an anti semite last week by a senior party m.p. a scandal involving allegations of institutional anti semitism has dogged labor for weeks and the political left for decades the summer recess seems only to have turned up the heat. i want us to deal with this and to some of this in manassas times as well as in all of our parties including my own and what's been done is an honest attempt to make sure that we do make it clear that we will not tolerate anti semitism and for these were the front pages on thursday of the three biggest jewish
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newspapers in the u.k. joint editorials warning that a korban government would pose an existential threat to jewish life in the u.k. and that came in on so to a decision by party officials not to include in its code of conduct the full internationally recognised definition of anti semitism they argue its provisions might rule out any legitimate criticism of israel but say some party members this is not really a story about anti semitism is there a problem of anti-semitism in the labor party yes we're half a million people you're not free of anti seem is it the main problem confronting the labor party you know is labor party the main place frankly semitism no so why this intense focus on anti semitism in the labor party a couple of reasons one is supporters of israel don't want people in the labor party or anywhere else talking about palestinian rights there's
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a whole segment of the right wing of the labor party that has never. consoled itself to your recordings leadership justice denied is there outfit to resume a overheard plans for a softer breaks it show apparently the knives are out for jeremy corbyn a politician of ticks additional left with sympathy for the palestinian cause that for some is yet another definition of anti semitism two leaders who should be at war with one another in the best interests of their country instead of each underfund from within their own parties i don't know how al-jazeera london. the fear of becoming stateless is growing in india's north eastern state of our some where people are having to prove their citizenship the indian government has left four million people off its national register of citizens that are reports. the fallout from the release of india's national register of citizens filled the pages of newspapers in assam state along the border with bangladesh four million
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people have been left off of the list and are now worried they'll be deported or put in a detention center. we have been harassed a lot in the name of the national register of citizens so many muslims have not been registered we feel there is a lot of politics involved in making this list and that should not be the case. the register was established in one nine hundred fifty one to identify indian citizens at the time there were refugees and undocumented immigrants arriving from what is now bangladesh critics say the omission of millions in the latest register is designed to prevent religious and ethnic minorities from voting the government is assuring people there's still time and a system in place to fix any mistakes. is
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there any mistakes. people can go to court or deferring his tribe it will be checked irrespective of cost trade and religion and whether he or she is muslim. there's concern the government hasn't provided adequate outreach especially to the poor and illiterate. so many are generally indian but they haven't received notice due to poor communication from the government but the one good thing is done foreigners and politics has been stopped. a some state has long struggled with anger over undocumented immigrants that. the government should seal the border this is more important than the national legislature of citizens if the border remains open than the infield three to always be there the government should look for the permanent solution. the four million people not listed as citizens want a permanent solution to their status as well for many india is their home and they
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fear being stateless. still to come on this news hour find out what happened to shot what was smuggled out of attacks. on u.s. open preparations for this fall. the details coming up in school. business updates brought to you by qatar airways going places together.
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business updates brought to you by qatar airways going places together. tara is in doha with all the sport. thank you so much to england start their one
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thousand test match on wednesday the game against the world number one indian team as the first of a five match test series but england selection of spinner the rasheed is proving controversial paul that are worth has more. england lost the first of a test match that was played back in eighteen seventy seven against australia by forty five runs just two tests were being played in that series the one starting on wednesday we'll see five games played in the space of six weeks it's going to be hard obviously has got some world class players throughout that and we're going to have to be very consistent in performing a deal rashid has controversially been recalled to the team. the thirty year old last played a test them december twenty sixth thing and has previously said he didn't want to be considered for the test team in order to concentrate solely on the shorter forms of the game i think we've got to look at the positives of it we've got. a different
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style of english spinner with a little bit mistry to his bowling really well and that should be what we should be excited about india haven't wanted to series in england in over a decade the red collie may be the world's leading batsman but he struggled to perform in england scoring just one hundred thirty four runs until during the last two or four years ago i have no complaints whatsoever nordin a frame of mind to prove myself in any country i just want to perform for the team obviously i want to school runs for the team and i want to get forward and that's my only move. then as far from a sell out for the historic match the midweek starts leaving thousands of tickets still to be sold for the oakland a's pulver and worth al-jazeera. there have been two big blows for organizers of the city open in washington the defending champ champion the catarina makarova lost her first round match in straight sets was surely an open champion caroline wozniacki was forced to pull out of the tournament
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with a right leg injury shortly before her first round match it's a big fat bad for the world number two was built up to the u.s. open it would have been her first match since losing in the second round at wimbledon. english football managers will now be shown yellow and red cards for sideline dissent of behavior that could result in a card include inappropriate language or gestures towards match officials sarcastic clapping him throwing objects like water bottles or coats managers will get an automatic one game ban after their fourth warning referees will take the action during the f.a. cup second tier english football league and national league matches primarily bosses will get verbal warnings rather than a card and a superstar le bron james has made his first public appearance since signing for the l.a. lakers earlier in july and he says the decision to walk away from the cleveland cavaliers they go on was best for his family he opened his new i promise school for
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underprivileged children in his hometown of akron ohio the thirty three year old who has been highly critical of the us president says that donald trump is using sports to divide the country before time m.v.p. says he's open to running against trump in two thousand and twenty and was sounding political is a huge arrest the new students kids just want to know that we care about them they they have the dreams they have the aspirations they have everything that they can actually get so whatever they want to get to a life they just want to know to someone to. robert little as the c.e.o. of black sports and entertainment he says le bron would be well suited to a career in politics. well you know i think he has the. backing that type of charm in the type of drive which comes from being an athlete that he will be very successful in public golf i don't know if there's
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something that he would want to do because obviously politics is a reason i think all the politics is a lot of. it is not as clean as you wanted to be want to get into there to clean it up a bit but i think he has massive crossover appeal and i think the base that he's doing now is the career is lay in their foundation that if you does want to go into politics or pretty much anything that people see that he's more than just out and he's not so one it's just going to shut up and he is someone that is willing to take a stand to put his money where his mouth is to put his time. and that's what people like to see a politician they want to see so one big debate can relate to that is going to fight for them and the larger the show that he so one is the will fight for the causes that are boy to do it. and finally some stunning pictures to leave you with from the european paragliding championships one hundred and fifty competitors have
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been taking part in the event over the last week and a half men and women from twenty eight different countries competed alongside each other and a range of tasks pilots flew a total distance of five hundred and sixty seven kilometers across the mountains and valleys of north portico. and that's all you sport for now it's now back to see you in london. thank you farai now police in the u.s. state of texas are questioning a woman and two men after a small shock was filmed being whisked away in a program c.c.t.v. footage from the san antonio aquarium shows a man taking the shark out of the interactive touch tank where out in a blanket event puts the shark in a bucket which she places in the bottom of a pram the forty centimeter long gray horn shark was recovered unharmed after
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two days of peace have yet to find a motive but say the thieves appeared to have planned this left. the individual that we recovered the shark obviously had some knowledge on how to deal with these types of animals we said that from the very beginning the why is why why take it. when we got into the garage and into the house they look like almost a mock up of here he had a lot of different arena animals in the home. very much knew what he was doing that kept that animal alive. there forget you can find out much more on our web site just click on al jazeera dot com specifically for that story about facebook and coordinated attempt to influence the upcoming midterm elections in the u.s. . is it for me suited for this hour but i will be back in a moment with plenty more of the day's news c.n.n. .
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when diplomacy fails and fear sweeps in our borders are wide open to drugs terrorists we've proven the barriers are built to impose division and it's not effective instead of being an obstacle. into became another almost a quarter to piece in a four part series al-jazeera revisits the reasons for divisions in different parts of the world and the impact they have on both sides walls of shame on al-jazeera. when people need to be heard. but he's been a refugio missile as long as it's not the no more money show and the story needs to
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be told we do stories that have been suspect i testify in the court of law to make sure that the bad guys are pulled behind al-jazeera has teams on the ground to bring new documentaries and live news on air and online. every armed attack in europe creates fear and division amongst its citizens with stories of loss no one tome. a sweeping association of islam with the violence easier in muslims facing the stock reality of being ostracized by the very communities in which they live love and moon the tragic loss of life. troy civic on al-jazeera.
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facebook says it's uncovered sophisticated efforts to influence the upcoming u.s. midterm elections. other again i'm sick and this is al jazeera life from london also coming up around the skeptical over president chavez offer of talks with officials saying they don't trust the u.s. . fifteen dead in afghanistan after gunmen stormed a government building in jalalabad taking dozens of hostages plus. opposition supporters confident that man has won zimbabwe's president saying despite delays in the middle east.


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